Marjon Link Road, Derriford

Delivery of three significant transport improvement schemes to the road infrastructure in north Plymouth.

Phase 1 – Marjons Link Road, Derriford

This scheme transformed a one-way single private road that connects Plymbridge Lane to Derriford Road with an adopted two way, bus only link road.  High quality segregated cycle and pedestrian provision was also part of the scheme.

The works required bulk excavation (4,000 cube), some of which was recycled as landscaping on another site, using a waste exemption (U1) note.

Works also included a new traffic signal controlled junction, drainage works, beany kerbs and landscaping.

Ryearch had to operate in-line with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) on the rare Plymouth Pear Trees, adjacent to the site.  We also had to liaise closely with Cavanagh Housing who were building a new housing estate nearby, in relation to traffic management in the area.

The contract progressed very well, all targets being met.  The scheme was delivered by Ryearch for Amey, and received two industry awards:

  • Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards 2016 – Silver Award after being rated excellent overall and receiving exceptional scores in both the Respect the Community and Value their Workforce categories.  Silver awards are only given to the top performing 3% of all sites assessed by the CCS in the UK.
  • The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) South West Awards – Highly Commended in the Large Project of the Year category.

Further information about this project and its awards are online here.

Please see Phase 2 and Phase 3 for further details of this traffic improvement scheme.

Key facts:

  • Creating new road layout
  • Client – Amey / Plymouth City Council
  • Completion – September 2015
  • Value – £1,200,000